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Total crime 10%
Violent crime 45%
Property crime 3%
Date & Last Updated: This data reflects the 2019 calendar year and was released from the FBI in September, 2020; this is the most current data available.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleMiddletown/100k peopleDelaware/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime518n/a (estimate)2,2442,6752,489
Murder0n/a0.04.95.0
Rape3n/a13.031.842.6
Robbery8n/a34.781.181.6
Assault37n/a160.3304.7250.2
Violent crime48n/a (estimate)208423379
Burglary70n/a303.3304.8340.5
Theft386n/a1,672.51,782.71,549.5
Vehicle theft14n/a60.7164.7219.9
Property crime470n/a (estimate)2,0362,2522,110

Key findings

  • Middletown crime rates are 10% lower than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Middletown are 45% lower than the national average
  • In Middletown you have a 1 in 45 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Middletown is safer than 44% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Middletown has not changed

Middletown crime map

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The Middletown crime map provides a detailed overview of all crimes in Middletown as reported by the local law enforcement agency. Based on the color coded legend above, the crime map outlines the areas with lower crime compared to the areas with higher crime. The Middletown crime heat map offers insight into the total crimes on a block group level.

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      Daily Crime In Middletown (per 100,000 people)

      The number of daily crimes per 100,000 residents in Middletown, Delaware is displayed in the graph above. As you can see, the daily crimes for Middletown are 1.19 times less than the Delaware average and 1.11 times less than the national level. Daily violent crimes in Middletown are 2.03 times less than than Delaware and 1.82 times less than the national mean. While daily property crimes in Middletown are 1.11 times less than than Delaware and 1.04 times less than the national average.

      How Safe is Middletown (higher is better)

      What are the odds that you'll be safer in Middletown, Delaware compared to other areas of Delaware, as well as the rest of America? When it comes down to it, is Middletown safe? In the graphs above, it shows that Middletown is safer than 74% of Delaware cities, and 44% compared to all other cities across America. These statistics are calculated by taking a closer look at each city's crime rate in Delaware, as well as the rest of the US. It is then determined which cities see less crime than Middletown. At this time, Middletown sees a below average rate of crime in comparison to other United States cities.

      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Middletown

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Middletown is 1 in 481
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Middletown is 1 in 50
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Middletown is 1 in 45
      Are you worried about becoming a crime victim? In Middletown, your chance of becoming a victim of a violent crime is 1 in 481. Types of violent crimes may include assault, robbery, rape, or murder. You also have a 1 in 50 chance of being the victim of a property crime such as vehicle theft, personal property theft, and burglary. Your overall risk of becoming a crime victim in Middletown is 1 in 45.

      Year Over Year Crime In Middletown (per 100,000 people)

      An analysis of year to year crime rates in Middletown, Delaware (per 100,000 people) is a useful indicator of whether the area is becoming a safer or a more dangerous place to live. The amount of violent crime in Middletown has decreased by 27%, the amount of property crime in Middletown has increased by 4%, and the total amount of crime in Middletown has not changed year over year.

      Middletown police department

      ItemMiddletownDelawareNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)33962558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residents1.75.43.3
      There are a total of 33 Middletown police officers. This results in 1.7 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 68% less than the Delaware average and 47.1% less than the National average.

      Sex offenders in Delaware

      StateTotal offendersDelaware /100KNational /100K
      Delaware4,039505266
      There are a total of 4,039 sex offenders in Delaware. This yields a total of 505 sex offenders in Delaware per 100,000 residents which is 90% greater than the national average.

      Nearby Cities With Low Crime Rates

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      St. Georges, DE1,097131698829
      Charlestown, MD1,248177759935
      Townsend, DE2,320149793942
      Cecilton, MD1,0362299851,215
      Clayton, DE3,0802031,0151,218
      Pennsville, NJ11,4212691,7352,004
      Hancocks Bridge, NJ2452921,8882,180
      Middletown, DE20,0452082,0362,244

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Amherst Center, MA20,037250437687
      Clifton, CO20,0215914,0184,609
      Miamisburg, OH20,0692011,3261,527
      Murphy, TX20,01543501544
      Elko, NV20,0783352,5732,908
      Middletown, DE20,0452082,0362,244
      Source: The Middletown, DE crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2019. The crime report encompasses more than 18,000 city and state law enforcement agencies reporting data on property and violent crimes. The uniform crime reports program represents approximately 309 million American residents, which results in 98% coverage of metropolitan statistical areas.